Bunda Dia Kongo

Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) is a Christian, mystical, sect who have a strong following in southwestern DRC.  BDK main aspiration is to separate from the rest of DRC to revive the pre-colonial Kongo kingdom, which flourished for three centuries around the mouth of the Congo River.  Led by an unpredictable but charismatic leader Ne Muanda Nsemi, members are identified by wearing red headbands.Clashes between BDK and security forces have compounded wider tensions across Congo since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down when his mandate expired in December 2016.BDK Members Image: Red head bands worn by BDK membersleader and self-appointed prophet Ne Muanda NsemiOn May 2017 BDK leader and self-appointed prophet Ne Muanda Nsemi escaped from Kinshasa's main prison with about 50 other inmates.  Nsemi has called on his supporters to rise up against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, whom Nsemi accuses of being Rwandan…

Bunda Dia Kongo, also known as BDK is an active group formed c. 2007.
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